Discussion of Risk
DeFi has been a prominent innovation that has had the most impact on traditional finance recently. Technically, DeFi employs automatically enforceable agreements or smart contracts built on blockchain technology to enable traditional financial services such as banking, exchange trading, and insurance etc without involving intermediaries. Defi has hugely improved efficiency and transparency thanks to its decentralization and openness. However, Defi only started booming from the second half of 2020, hence it inevitably face pressure test in terms of systematic security, which was relatively well established in traditional financial markets for decades.
The Systematic Risk would be the fluctuation of the monetary value of assets deposited, being in unstable coins such as BTC, ETH, CAKE, BNB, etc. For example CAKE could be $20 when you deposited and might go down to $15 when you withdraw, and vise versa. Therefore the APY of your investment can be affected significantly.
There are always potential risks for participating in DeFi projects and we have taken a multitude of safety measures to mitigate the risk. Firstly, we learned from many other projects who suffered from technical hacking or economical exploitation and adopt the best practice in code security and tokenomics design. Secondly, we have had our smart contracts audited by professional third-party firms to minimize the chance of vulnerabilities. Thirdly our developers will assess and scrutinize the smart contracts thoroughly from any external third parties and we will only interact with contracts that meet our security standards.
In fact from a user perspective, the most unexpected risk might be associated with the crypto wallet. It is your own responsibility to keep your crypto wallet safe and secure!
- The private key and the Seed Phrase belongs to you ONLY! There is no reason to share it with anyone else, no matter who they are or what they say Write the Seed Phrase on a piece of paper and store it securely offline. Do not store your private key or Seed Phrase on any cloud space including keeping it in your mail boxDo not reuse the same password!
- Use a unique password for your browser based wallet Ensure the anti-virus software and firewall is turned on and working properly on your computer Don't click on links or download software from unknown sources
- Check your browser settings and ensure the highest security setting is on! Remember to clear the browser cache often! If possible, don't use public WiFi or third-party WiFi that you are not familiar with, as it can be tampered with by hackers. Even if you have to use a third party WiFi, avoid making transactions from your crypto wallet Whenever possible, use a wallet on a credible CEX exchange to send or receive crypto funds instead of your MetaMask or Trust wallet